Benny 'RunGodlike' Glaser sets new WCOOP record with sixth series win

Benny Glaser at the 2022 EPT London
Dave Woods
Posted on: September 26, 2023 02:12 PDT

There is running good, and then there is running God-like, and Benny “RunGodlike” Glaser is currently enjoying a ridiculous run at the 2023 WCOOP. His sun run has seen him claim a record-breaking sixth series win and a stunning 24th overall COOP title.

The 34-year-old English pro had already made his mark on the 22nd WCOOP. When we left Glaser last week, he had extended his record to 20 COOP titles with a double victory.

He wasn't going to leave it there, though.

Victory number three of the 2023 series came in his self-confessed favourite event, the $1050 buy-in NL 2-7 Single Draw. Having finished second in the event twice previously, the win was probably extra sweet and added $19,490 to his tally.

That was followed by Glaser topping a 70-player field in the $2,100 PLO8 6-Max for a $44,201 payday. This gave him the record for overall WCOOP wins and saw him closing in on the series record of five wins shared by Connor “blanconegro” Drinan and Denis “aDrENalin710” Strebkov.

Barely halfway through the three-and-a-half-week WCOOP, the clever money was on Glaser at least equaling that record, and he did so in the $1,050 NL 5-Card Draw 6-Max (event #61-H on the 2023 WCOOP schedule).

Glaser breaks WCOOP record

Time for a pause and a little celebration? Don't be silly. Glaser was straight back into the action and the winners’ circle in event #68-M, the $320 NLHE 6-Max.

Running through a field of 1175 players and edging out Guillaume “Nolet20” Nolet heads-up for the win and a $55,706 cash, it was Glaser’s 14th WCOOP title since he opened his trophy account back in 2018.

It also meant a record-breaking sixth win in a single series and extended his overall COOP (combining WCOOP with SCOOP) record to 24. Which is just silly.

What's even more impressive is that all six of his 2023 wins have come in different variants, and Glaser has five WSOP gold bracelets across four disciplines to add from the live arena.

We asked in our last article: is it too soon to mark Glaser as one of the greatest of all time in the mixed game arena?

It's getting really hard to dodge that question.

Glaser's COOP titles

2016 SCOOP $2,100 Stud Hi/Lo $54,390
2018 SCOOP $22 FLHE $6,202
WCOOP $55 PLO (6-Max) $23,807
2019 SCOOP $215 FL Triple Draw 2-7 $14,667
SCOOP $1,050 8-Game $45,840
WCOOP $109 Razz $10,924
2020 SCOOP $2,100 8-Game $54,854
WCOOP $2,100 HORSE $43,055
2021 SCOOP $215 PLO (6-Max, PKO) $14,819
WCOOP $55 NLO8 (6-Max) $9,293
2022 SCOOP $2,100 HORSE (8-Max) $31,080
WCOOP $2,100 HORSE $33,300
WCOOP $1,050 PLO (6-Max) $39,638
WCOOP $11 NLO8 (6-Max) $2,334
WCOOP $1,050 HORSE $19,107
2023 SCOOP $1,050 NLO8 (6-Max, PKO) $12,711
SCOOP $215 PLO8 (6-Max) $12,573
SCOOP $109 NLHE (7-Max, PKO) $33,560
WCOOP $109 Badugi (6-Max) $3,550
WCOOP World Championship of 2-7 Triple Draw $22,650
WCOOP $1050 NL 2-7 Single Draw $19,490
WCOOP $2,100 PLO8 6-Max $44,201
WCOOP $1,050 NL 5-Card Draw 6-Max $14,207
WCCOP $320 NLHE 6-Max $55,706

There's still plenty of time for Glaser to make this article redundant. The 2023 WCOOP is running on PokerStars until October 4, with three different levels of the Main Event ($10,300, $1,050, $109) starting on October 1.